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Gender on the Ballot

Announcement ·

Gender on The Ballot: New Project to Examine the Role of Gender in 2020 Elections

The AU SPA Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and are proud to announce the launch of Gender on the Ballot, a new non-partisan project to examine and contextualize gender dynamics in the 2020 elections.
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Announcement ·

Amy K. Dacey to Lead the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics

Amy K. Dacey has been named as the executive director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics
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Achievements ·

SPA Joins National Alliance to Help Preserve At-Risk Social Science Data

AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) has been chosen to join a select consortium of institutions, including Harvard and Cornell Universities, as part of the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS).
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Steven Taylor and John Atta Mills

Research ·

SPA's Steven Taylor Explores Why African-Americans Are Resettling in Ghana

Although immigration literature typically focuses on people moving from developing countries to more prosperous ones, SPA Associate Professor Steven Taylor’s new book explores the opposite phenomena.
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Rep. Lauren Underwood at WeLead Graduation Ceremony

Achievements ·

Rep. Underwood Addresses Graduating Women of WeLead Program

This week, American University School of Public Affairs' Women & Politics Institute held its annual WeLead program graduation at the D.C. Office of MacAndrews & Forbes.
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Achievements ·

New Justice Report Recommends Accelerating the Pace of Reform

American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) and its Justice Programs Office released a report with recommendations from experts to transform the system into one that is more just and fair.
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Panelists at National Law Enforcement Museum event

Safety & Security ·

How National Security Agencies are Recruiting Employees in Challenging Times

During an event hosted at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. by AU SPA Key Executive Program and Guidehouse last winter, experts from law enforcement agencies gathered to talk about recruiting challenges and opportunities.
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Group photo with AU President Sylvia M. Burwell and Professors Bettina Poirier and David Barker

Announcement ·

American University Launches Program on Legislative Negotiation

The Program on Legislative Negotiation addresses the gridlock in Congress and in state legislatures
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Stacey Abrams speaks at AU SPA Commencement Ceremony

On Campus ·

Stacey Abrams Speaks to the SPA Class of 2019 About the Power of Belief

Stacey Abrams, who shattered the glass ceiling with her 2018 run for governor of Georgia, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from American University today and spoke at the commencement of the AU School of Public Affairs.
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Panelists at conference

Environment ·

Environmental Protection Experts Analyze Challenges and Opportunities for EPA

Participants in two-day conference at AU on the future of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency underscored the need for the agency to leverage scientific expertise and share its story widely to gain support and funding needed to do its work.
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